The World Marathon Majors! There are six different marathons that are part of the "World Marathon Majors." This is a series of the six largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Chicago, New York City, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Boston. These races are part of a professional athlete series, but what you and I are probably more interested in is the "everyday champion" aspect of the Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Running Through 2016
Can you believe that 2016 is coming to an end? It has been quite the year- some good things, some bad things (cough *the election* cough) but HEY! This is a running blog. Today I'm going to reflect on RUNNING in 2016. I'm linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC to share this Year in Review post. Here goes... I started 2016 deep in training for the Phoenix Marathon. I ran the Continue Reading
Friday Five Favorites: My Five Favorite Marathons…so far!
Every marathon is special in its own way. I have fond memories of all of them, from the tiny Marathon-to-Marathon in Iowa to the world-renowned Berlin Marathon! As corny as it is, each marathon was an important part of my running journey. I could write a post about what I loved about each and every one, even the ones that were really hot or where I had a disappointing personal performance. With Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Virgin Money London Marathon 2016
Marathon #22 complete, the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016! On Sunday, April 24, I ran the London Marathon. It was brilliant. Smashing. Grand. Loads of fun! If you missed it, I shared some pictures and data from the expo in this post. Today, I'll recap the actual race. Marathon Fueling: Our hotel provided breakfast for all the runners starting at 5:30 am. Since we didn't need to leave Continue Reading
Fits on the Road: We have arrived in London!
We made it to London! (Check out my Brooks London shoes above. I don't normally run in Adrenalines, but I just had to buy a pair. I figure I can use them for short, easy runs or just for walking around.) Here's a closer picture. It's a map of the underground! Anyways, our flight was Thursday night at 10 pm. Flying direct from Minneapolis, we arrived at noon London time. We grabbed our bags Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: London, Here I Come!
I'm in the final stretch for the London Marathon! So ready for a vacation... Here's how training went this week: Monday: I didn't get up for my morning run and then I was stuck at work until about 7:45 (<-- that is why I run in the morning!) I changed at work and zipped over towards Minnehaha Parkway to start my workout: 2 mile warm-up, 4 miles at a tempo pace of 7:40 and 2 mile Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Two Weeks until London!
I'm a little behind on my week recap! I really enjoy writing these posts, as they give me a chance to reflect back on my training each week. It allows me to see patterns that are working or not working while keeping me accountable. Time to get caught up! Monday: Tempo workout after work: 2 mile warm-up, 4 miles at tempo pace of 7:45, 1 mile cool-down. 7 miles total. Tuesday: 5.5 mile recovery Continue Reading